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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party #22 and Giveaway!!

Hello Everyone,




 
Welcome to the 22nd week of 



 Wake Up Wednesday "Linky"!

30 Blogs - 1 Party
and
Giveaway

 We are so excited to have you all party with us.
Thank you so much to all those who participate in our party.
Last week we had  320 awesome linkups!   

 Wake Up and be happy, get excited and have fun with us! 
We want to be inspired, entertained, laugh and have a good time!

 The hop is hosted and posted on 30 different blogs


 
Your link will appear on the blogs of:
 
 
 


      
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I wanted a new tablecloth for the small square table in my breakfast nook. I looked for a red checked one, but couldn't find exactly what I had in mind. In a fabric store one afternoon, I found a fabric I liked, and decided to make one. I'm glad I did- I got what I wanted, and very inexpensively. The fabric was on clearance. I got enough for the tablecloth and four napkins, all for about $6.00 - See more at: http://yesterfood.blogspot.de/2014/06/sew-easy-tablecloth-and-napkins.html#sthash.wIIDR56x.dpuf


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I love walking around Pottery Barn and places like that to get inspiration in my home decor. I refuse to pay the high prices.
 

It’s NOT All In The Going… Finding My Freedom

It's Not All In The Going - Finding My Freedom | MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter.com
I was raised going to church every Sunday and my Sundays didn’t consist of only one service. Oh no. We went to early morning prayer at 9am, Sunday School at 9:30am, Morning Service at 11am – there would be a sort break between services for an early dinner and then we would return by 6pm for Evening Service. Add to this our weekly Bible Study and prayer services I was in church no less than 4 times a week, sometimes more. This was my childhood, this was my life. Yet, I had to take a journey that finally helped me realize it’s not all in the going,
 

6 Reasons To Make Your Own Stevia Extract 

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Do you want to get in on some DIY fun and a Giveaway? Recently, I posted on How To Make Your Own {Non-Processed} Stevia Extract using fresh or dried stevia herb and quite a few of you decided to give it a go and Make-Your-Own just like us!


I am always on the lookout for easy Chicken Dinner Ideas, how about you? Especially since it's summer and hot outside, I jump at any chance to not have to turn on my oven. Which means we typically grill or eat fresh salads, and I'm not opposed to that!

 

I love breakfast or let me correct that, I love pasties, rolls or anything sweet for breakfast.
Coffee cake, crumbs cakes, cinnamon rolls, donuts, really any sort of sugary, fruit, dough like creation.


Did you know that recipes are the most popular and most pinned items on Pinterest? I love finding new recipes to try and with the exception of one or two duds, all the recipes I've tried from Pinterest have been delicious!


Wow! We made it! We are in the final week of school.. are you ready? With the start of summer vacation, comes the end of another great school year. With the end of the school year comes the last opportunity to show our appreciation for the teachers!


Thursday night I was getting on PicMonkey: photo editing made of win so I could resize a picture so I could post it to Instagram (you can find more information on that here), and what did I see out of the corner of my eye? A Star Wars-esc graphic that said something about “fonts” and “all”.  Fonts?  All?  I like fonts.  I like “all”.  Don’t judge me, but my heart started beating faster.

Capturing Some Normal Mommy Feelings

No matter how you feel throughout the day, just remember there's every other mama going through their own set of emotions and struggles and triumphs that day, too. You don't have to feel alone. 



Summer Flower Pots --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Just like a piece of jewelry adds some sparkle to my ordinary outfits,
flower pots bring some bling to my outdoor living spaces.


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So I am still using up scraps and this is a nice project to make with them. I am making notebook closures. 
 
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I am testing some embroidery designs this week and will be posting E's shirt in a blog post this week. Stay tuned!!

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party #21 and Giveaway!!

Hello Everyone,



 
Welcome to the 21st week of 


 Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" 

30 Blogs  -  1 Party
and; 
 Giveaway

We are so excited to have you all party with us.
Thank you so much to all those who participate in our party.
Last week we had  314 awesome linkups!   
 
 Wake Up and be happy, get excited and have fun with us! 
We want to be inspired, entertained, laugh and have a good time!

 The hop is hosted and posted on 30 different blogs
 
Your link will appear on the blogs of

 


      
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You won't need a fork for these Mini Cherry Hand Pies. And you won't get any complaints that the servings weren't the same size. You will, however, get a most delicious cherry hand pie - not too sweet and with the flakiest butter pastry imaginable!


 
Finally, I can share my little Cottage Garden that is my back yard........

The weather has finally warmed up enough to plant my annuals and replenish what perennials

I lost over the Winter.


Strawberry and White Chocolate Cookies
I don’t know if it’s just me, but when Summer comes around, I just have to make something with strawberries and white chocolate…

DIY Greenhouses for Raised Garden Beds

Small Raised Garden Greenhouses
I live in a Plant Hardiness Zone 3 which doesn't give us a long growing season.   To make matters worse our yard faces north and we live in a mature neighborhood with lots of trees which = shade.  Getting a high yielding crop of tomatoes, cucumbers, and zucchini has been a challenge, especially trying to grow them organically.



Caramel Brownie Muddy Buddies | a.k.a Puppy Chow

Caramel Brownie Muddy Buddies | a.k.a Puppy Chow

One of our favorite summer snacks to take to the pool are the classic Muddy Buddies.

I rarely stray from the original recipe well, because it is so good.

But a few weeks ago while my kids were coming up with ideas for recipes, one of their friends suggested Brownie Muddy Buddies.

Tulips & Orchids
A friend asked me to make her a carseat canopy for her nephew, so I figured I would include the tutorial for how I did it.  These covers are actually pretty simple to make, and really don't take much time.  It's so much easier to have one of these than to drape a blanket over the seat, because a carseat canopy allows for the handle to still be accessible.

Bean-bag-toss-game-with-shooting-stars
Do your kids seem to have more energy when it's warm and sunny outside? Mine does. 
As I was trying to think of things for our next theme learning day on space, I came up with a fun little toss game to help our daughter work off some of that extra energy.  


Don't Drink and Type  --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
Have you ever made a really costly mistake?
A costly dumb mistake?
Yeah, been there, done that.
But when it could have easily been prevented...
ouch...it hurts even more!


This recipe has revolutionized my family’s summer. My kids go crazy for this ice cream recipe and they can even make it themselves. Chocolate ice cream is a summer necessity in our house, and probably almost every house in the country. Nothing beats playing outside in the heat for hours then coming in for a bowl of homemade chocolate ice cream , there are few things that can top that!


FABBY: Father's Day Buffet Setting



I decided to go for a buffet table for Father's Day 2014...opposed to a sit down dinner.

I used my 'Multiple Choice' mix and match black and white china to give it a masculine aura to the the buffet setting; among other elements accordingly.

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Please visit some other bloggers and make some new friends and say hello to old friends..
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I am finishing up E's button down shirt that I have been working on for him.
 
Have a wonderful evening!!
 
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party #20 and Giveaway!!

Hello Everyone,



              
Welcome to the 20th week of

 Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" 

29 Blogs  -  1 Party
and 
 Giveaway
 

We are so excited to have you all party with us.
Thank you so much to all those who participate in our party.
Last week we had  357 awesome linkups!   
 
 Wake Up and be happy, get excited and have fun with us! 
We want to be inspired, entertained, laugh and have a good time!
 
Remember to Follow Your Hostesses-
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FROZEN-Inspired Princess Anna Dress Up Apron

 
Inspired by Disney's FROZEN, a Princess Anna dress up apron tutorial
I am new to this whole parenting thing, so tell me: is there a way to tune out when your child sings Frozen's, "Do You Wanna Build A Snowman" 7,137 times a day?


DIY Mason Jar Terrariums

I like house plants and they require little in the way of actual work, so I thought maybe these terrariums would be fun to put together, too. I had several extra mason jars and two little girls at home that love a craft, so I made an impulsive decision and bought some supplies right then and there. 
 
Recently I've been loving polka dots.
 I still remember years back when i was a little girl and my mom had a beautiful black dress with white polka dots and now that i'm a grown woman it seems they are on trend again.
 Like Solomon wrote on Ecclesiastes, "there is nothing new under the sun".
 

Does God send suffering?

This is a big question for us to tackle. The best place to go is to the Word of God.  I know from the Word that the enemy, (the devil, Satan, ole’ Lucifer, the deceiver, father of lies, etc.), this accuser, is only allowed to put things in our pathway as God gives him liberty

Simple DIY Fabric Flip Flops

Simple DIY Fabric Flip Flops
As promised, here is the latest in our DIY fabric flip flops series. The girls and I have been having so much fun making our own flip flops this summer and we’ll have a couple more to share with you soon. I’ll give you a hint about the next pair… they involve duct tape – so be on the lookout for that post very soon. The flip flops we are sharing here are probably the most simple of all that we have made this summer. They require no sewing or glue, and can be made with scrap fabric and a $1 pair of plastic flip flops. We found ours at Michaels craft store.

 

Snickerdoodle Sunday Fab Links Round up for May!

from 2 Crochet Hooks

Snickerdoodle Sunday May Favs
Each week at our link party Snickerdoodle Sunday we have a lot of totally awesome posts linked up. Our new format is that we pick just one best post and then feature that blogger and their blog the next week. There are so many other awesome posts, I decided to do a monthly round up of the top two most clicked links from each week too!

Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy in Wild Card, Cardshark & Diamond Top Coat  from Beyond Blush

It seems as though every company is releasing a gel polish formula, and I've been loving this trend! Revlon is releasing their new ColorStay Gel Envy Longwear Nail Enamel formula that claims up to 11 days of chip-free wear, when worn with their Diamond Top Coat*. I've been trying out the shades Wild Card* & Cardshark*, which are two gorgeous shades that are perfect for Spring & Summer!
Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy in Wild Card swatch


Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake 

from LouLou Girls

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When we go camping, we always make the raspberry dump cake and I have never tried a chocolate dump cake before. Of course, I had to give it a try. Dump cakes are so easy that if you haven’t tried one before, you might be skeptical that it could be so delicious, but it is without a doubt tasty!




Cottage Cheese S'Mores Cheesecakes with Gay Lea
This weekend, we had friends over for dinner. Getting ready was a joint effort: Mike grilled the meat, Sam helped me with side dishes and then I decided to create something new for dessert. With the warm weather, we've been spending lots of time outside and I've been feeling extra creative. Over the past several weeks, I've been changing up some of our favorite recipes to include new ingredients. None have been so popular as these s'mores cheesecakes made with Gay Lea cottage cheese. This recipe makes a dozen... and during dinner this weekend, seven of us polished them off. They're that good. 



Jewelry Wall

My jewelry collection has been a mess for the past couple of years. I finally decided to do something about it and began searching pinterest for a little inspirations. If you don't know what pinterest is check it out and don't blame me when you become addicted, lol! Here is the one that caught my eye.


"I said WHAAAT?!" Sometimes Moms Say the Darndest Things, Too

from Just A Touch of Crazy







We can all agree that sometimes kids say the darndest things.  There have even been entire shows devoted to that.
BUT.  Kids are not the only ones who say the darndest things.  Moms do too.  And probably dads.  And maybe grandmas, grandpas, teachers, aunts and uncles. . . anyone who has to deal with kids on a regular basis.


Benefits-of-Regular-exercise

For the past year (or so….) I have gotten into a rut when it comes to incorporating exercise into my daily routine.  To be completely honest I do no structured physical activity at all, right now.  Yes, I’m ashamed!  That’s why I’m writing this post, I’m calling myself out.



IT FUN SUMMER BUCKET LIST

Wow! Schools out for summer and I've been happy getting some extra sleep, running whenever I want and (most of all) spending tons of time with my girls (a big perk to being a teacher, having the summer off).

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Please visit some other bloggers and make some new friends and say hello to old friends..
  • Please leave me a comment , I love to hear from you.
  • Please Link to your post and not to your blog home page
  • I'd love for you to grab my party button for your blog party site but it's totally optional
  • Please No adult content blogs
  • Please do not add links to shops or selling websites (they will be deleted from the party)
  • Giveaways are always welcome.. Add your giveaways to Sew Crafty Angel's Pinterest Community Giveaway Board too.  
Adding your link to this blog hop gives Sew Crafty Angel permission to share your posts and pictures via social media and as features on Sew Crafty Angel And Co-Hosts.  Note- All features on Sew Crafty Angel And Co-Hosts will be linked back to the original source .Social media features are linked back to the linky party.
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I hope you all have a wonderful week and I look forward to see what you link up!!

Have a great hump day!!

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